Talking to Ankur Sethi made me think more clearly about why I want note-taking, bookmarking setups.

I am trying to stop feeling so overwhelmed by moving things out of my puny brain.

The solution to this is two fold.

1. Commit to and do fewer things. Already working on this.
2. Be more efficient in the things you are doing.

A few years ago I gave up on chasing efficiency gains because they were all so marginal (hello, maintaining a super customized .vimrc). But I think I threw out the baby with the bathwater there, by focusing on the wrong kinds of efficiency. So am trying again!